This week we learned about buildings in our neighborhood!
We even practiced building our own!
This week we sang at the school board meeting!
We are so proud of our students for representing the Early Childhood Center with their sweet voices!
This week we started the process of selecting a mascot for the ECC!
Each class turned in a suggestion, watching them make their lists and narrow down their choices was so much fun!
And now administration will be picking a handful to choose from, and the whole ECC will vote!
This week we had our Annual Students' Celebration of Clothes Fashion Show!
The ECSE had a parade around the ECC showing off their amazing outfits, check out the video!
VPI classes had multiple fashion shows, check out the video of one set of classes!
This week we celebrated our 100th day of school!
Ms. Heidi, Rain and Ms. Alicia all dressed up to look like they were 100 years old!
Classes celebrated in many ways, Ms. Danielle's class had special hats and shirts!
Here a class counted 100 pieces of cereal and strung them onto necklaces!
This week we started our Building Study!
We learned all about houses and where we live!
We even learned about The Three Little Pigs houses!
This week we learned all about who builds buildings!
This week we tie dyed our clothes!
Part of our Clothing Study was learning how clothes are made, tie dying is a fun way to experiment with how our clothes are colored!
This week the Alexandria City Fire Department came and talked with us!
We learned all about what gear they wear to keep them safe when they're in burning buildings, which we had been learning about in our Clothing Study! It was great to get to see it all in real life!
We even got to see a firefighter climb the ladder, he gave everyone high fives when he came back down!
This week Ms. Lindsey's & Ms. Tasha's class got two class pets!
Their names are Brazelton and Jean!
Everyone is having such a great time learning all about what the Guinea pigs need and how to be gentle with them.
The students love to watch them eat and explore their cage!
This week we had fun tracing and drawing our clothes!
We are in the full swing of the new year and our Clothing Study, and this week in Ms. Bingman's class the students traced their bodies and drew on their clothes!
Even Bo got involved in the fun and had his body traced and colored! (You can follow all of the fun that Bo has at ECC by searching #FollowBoFriday of social media!)
This week we learned about pajamas!
In Ms. Tasha's class the students read the book 'Llama Llama Red Pajamas' by Anna Dewdney
They even got to wear red pajamas while learning and reading!
Learning about clothing is so fun!
This week we started our Clothing Study!
We're learning all about wearing coats in the cold, doing laundry, how a tailer makes clothes bigger and smaller, and so much more!
Ms. Michelle's class celebrated the Clothing Study starting with one of our favorites, Pete the Cat!
Pete is famous for his cool school shoes, which fits right into our Clothing Study!
We had a tree visit our classrooms this week!
To celebrate the end of our Tree Study we had a tree visit our classrooms this week!
Our students labeled the different parts of the tree, the branches were the favorite!
Ms. Heidi dressed up as a tree, everyone was so happy to see her and her amazing costume!
We went on a field trip this week!
This week we went to Burgandy Farm Country Day School this week!
They have an amazing playground with lots of fun things to play on, including an awesome slide!
They also have farm animals, the students were enthralled with the ducks, chickens, goats and even a turkey!
Thank you Burgandy Farm Country Day School for having us!
We had Picture Day this week!
On ECC's social media four teachers childhood pictures were shared and everyone tried to guess who was who!
It was so much fun, there were multiple correct guesses!
This week we went on a nature walk!
We marveld at the height of trees, the beautiful leaves on the ground, and the bugs that we found!
This week we started something new on Fridays!
We started #FollowBoFriday where anyone on social media can follow Bo The Monkey as he goes classroom to classroom, fun activity to fun activity! Last Friday he went to Music class, Art class, learned about trees, dressed up like a superhero and even listened to our principal, Ms. Heidi, read a story!
Here are some highlights:
Tune in every Friday to see where Bo will go next!
This week we had a special visitor read to us!
This week our assistant principal, Ms. Kingcade, came and read Old McDonald Had A Farm to some of our classes!
She even brought along a friend, a stuffed animal pig!
Ms. Kingcade is always a big hit with both the students and teachers, everyone loves when she visits.
Thank you Ms. Kingcade for everything you do!
Learning About Primary Colors!
This week many of our students learned about primary colors and how they mix together to create new colors!
Our awesome art teacher helped the students mix ink and create this amazing window, everyone loves it when the sun shines through and all the colors are on display. Each artwork is beautiful and unique, just like each of the students at The Early Childhood Center!
National Smile Day!
The first Friday of October is National Smile Day, and we celebrated by reading the book 'I Love It When You Smile' by Sam McBratney and making a list of all the things that make us smile.
Napping makes us smile!
Bunnies make us smile!
Playing with my uncle makes me smile!
Going to Chuck E Cheese makes us smile!
Being with my mommy makes me smile!
Cake makes us smile!
Playing with my cat makes me smile!
Going to the waterpark makes me smile!
Playing on the playground makes us smile!
Playing soccer makes us smile!
I smile when my brother throws and catches me!
Eating ice cream makes us smile!
Playing basketball at school with my friend makes me smile!
The Early Childhood Center makes us smile!
Making Lemonade...from scratch!
This week Mrs. Danielle's class made lemonade from scratch! The students each took turns squeezing the lemons, and then as a class they measured the water and sugar needed.
They loved working as a team and especially loved the sweet lemonade they made together!
International Dot Day!
This week we celebrated International Dot Day by reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
We also discussed how anyone can be an artist, they just have to try!
This fun book based holiday is all about creativity, courage and imagination!
We even took turns making our own dots, here's a beautiful piece of art drawn by Miss. Annie's class